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Pronunciation: (nOO, nyOO), [key]
n.,
pl. gnus, (esp. collectively) gnu.

either of two stocky, oxlike antelopes of the genus Connochaetes, the silver-gray, white-bearded C. taurinus of the eastern African plain and the black, white-tailed C. gnou of central South Africa: recently near extinction, the South African gnu is now protected. Also called wildebeest.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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